Jackson Landers probably doesn’t worry much about pigeons unloading where he eats. Not when he’ll just hunt and eat them instead.

Prevention.com‘s Food Editor Mandy Oaklander set out to explore how a pigeon would taste like with the professional hunter and now published book author. Landers successfully hunted down a city pigeon—his first—on the Upper East Side of New York City. Oaklander began to question her decision to join him when he started removing “Cheerios, elbow macaroni, and bits of a hot dog bun” from the bird’s digestive tract. To her relief, the pigeon tasted like beef when cooked with olive oil and red wine.

Landers specializes in hunting invasive species, like pigeons and lionfish, for food. He considers this practice his one way of combating the increasing threat of non-indigenous species to our flora and fauna.

His new book Eating Aliens: One Man’s Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species is divided into chapters according to prominent species.

[via Prevention]